Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sweet days, busy days
Sweet days, busy days, indeed.
Things have been so busy here that I have not even had time to update. It's been on my list for several days, but it is difficult to squeeze in blogging or facebook time.
Jeff has the surgery to remove the cement beads from his hip joint tomorrow. The week has been full, beginning with a needle aspiration of the fluid around the joint to test for infection. No results on that yet, we should know soon, I would think. Today, we meet with the surgeon to finalize tomorrow's plan. Either way, infection or not, the beads have to come out. They've done all they are going to do.
He'll have a short hospital stay of a day or two, then hopefully come home for a heal time of 2 to 3 weeks. After that, he should be able to head back to his work as a family counselor for a private social services agency.
Things appear good on the baby front. Baby boy is growing well, showing no signs at this point of anemia. I'm scheduled for bloodwork and ultrasound every two weeks, which feels intensive to me, but a talk with the fetal/maternal health specialist yesterday convinced me that they do believe it is necessary. (My blood carries a big E antigen.) The due date is sometime in the first half of October - with this type of problem, they often opt to induce, and that can fall within a three-week time frame depending on how the baby is doing at the time. I'm at 25/26 weeks.
My parents are still working through the process of joint replacement surgeries: A hip for my dad and a knee for my mom. They hope to get those surgeries in before we have the baby.
We were recently able to get together with Jeff's family. That's a pretty big feat as most of them are scattered geographically. We only see his parents about once a year, and I think they were pretty anxious to see their son. They've prayed a lot and worried some, too, over the past few months. It was great to spend time with everyone.
Thanks for stopping by - feel free to say hello! :) I'll try to update here once we know how Jeff's surgery went, if the infection is gone, etc.
God bless you all!